Ramoowalia to observe one-day hunger strike against unemployment

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Jalandhar, Apr 18 (UNI) The Lok Bhallai Party (LBP) has decided to observe one-day hunger strike here on May 15 against the Punjab government's callous attitude in providing employment to the youth.

Talking to media persons here today, LBP president Balwant Singh Ramoowalia said that besides hunger strike on May 15, party would also organise district-level dharnas on April 30 against the policies of the state government in not providing employment to the youth. ''Most of the youths are living in miserable conditions in foreign countries due to the lack of employment opportunity in the state,''he said.

Presented 12 youth before the media, who were sent to Dubai by one travel agent by taking lakhs of rupees from them on the pretext of settling them abroad but when treated inhumanly, returned home, Mr Ramoowalia said that state government was doing nothing to arrest those unscruplous travel agents, who cheat the youngsters and to save the stranded youth in various countries including Turkey, Iran, Dubai, Cyprus and others.

He said that besides, thousands of young men, nearly 500 girls were living a life of slaves on Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Ukraine and other countries. The state DGP should himself look into such cases involving Punjabi women, he added.

Meanwhile, the youngsters while narrating their tale of woes said that they alongwith many others, when stranded in various countries were illtreated and physically assaulted. The Indian girls who went there for better life, were in poor state and lodged in jails in absence of proper travel documents and money, they added.


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